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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Dec 9, 2011 8:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: whats your favorite John Lennon song????

And as for careers, math is almost as useless as music, especially if you suck at it. What are my career options exactly? Professor, and .... wait, that's it

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Dec 10, 2011 5:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: whats your favorite John Lennon song????

"Most people think i'm being a douche when I say that, but in fact THEY are the douches."

No doucheness there. You're correct in that the ones who dub you a douche are in fact carrying out douchebaggery themselves.

As for career options, there may not be a great deal of different types of jobs, but I think there are more job positions available than you would find if you stuck with the jazz piano major. A LOT of companies need people that are good with numbers. How about a research analyst? Financial engineer? Biostatistician? (Growing demand in this field right now). There are countless jobs available in statistics.

I know a math major who recently be came an actuary. While that's widely regarded as one of the most dull jobs in the industry, the starting salary is 50K, and those jobs are in high demand right now. From forbes.com:

"Actuaries are in great demand for several reasons, says James Miles, a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and member of the American Academy of Actuaries. First, assessing risk has become more important than ever in this financially treacherous time. Many companies have created a new actuarial executive position, that of chief risk officer. With margins thinner, actuarial accuracy is more necessary than ever to companies and to the global economy."

There really are a lot of possibilities. But then again, if you suck at math like you said, you can eliminate some of the options lol. Teaching is a good route to go though. You can teach some math courses and a music course! I took a music class in college where I knew more than the professor, and of course felt obligated to correct every mistake he made (at least once per class). So surely you can teach a music course. I don't think a music degree is a requirement, especially if you know your shit! Sorry for rambling. Still feeling the effects of last night.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Dec 9, 2011 10:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: whats your favorite John Lennon song????

Oh, you're not the only person who has said that about math and music. I had no less than two boyfriends who said exactly the same thing. Guess what they do now? They're professors.

Of course, if you're good at math, there's always hedge funds. Make millions. Envision new ways to mess up the world's economy. Nah, stick with the professor route. You're less likely to get subpoenaed :-)

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Dec 9, 2011 10:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: whats your favorite John Lennon song????

Although I have picked up the piano again... never too late to make a complete 180 in life, yet again! i'm only 22 so it's hardly too late for anything!